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Goody has a patient who has not been compliant with the physician's recommended regime for taking hypertension medications.

Dr. Goody has a patient who has not been compliant with the physician's recommended regime for taking hypertension medications. The physician has repeatedly explained the issues of noncompliance with the patient. And the physician has rescued the patient on several occasions with emergency medication, usually in the local emergency room over a weekend. The patient understands but stubbornly refuses to comply.

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A. 

The physician may terminate this relationship immediately, because of the patient's non-compliance.

B. 

The physician may terminate this relationship with adequate notice.

C.

The physician can stop seeing this patient immediately. There is no need to terminate a treatment relationship, because in light of the patient's persistent non-compliance, no treatment relationship was even formed in the first place.

D.

The physician may not terminate the relationship, so long as the patient has a continuing need for treatment for the same condition physician is treating.

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